"Villa La Pietra Grezza " ( The Raw Stone Villa) is situated in the medieval hamlet of Bisticci, in a panoramic position among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in the Chianti Valdarno area, 18 km far from Florence.
Easily reached from highway A1, it is the ideal location to spend a relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside, while at the same time being very near to the many cultural sites in Tuscany - such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa.
The farmhouse, completely restored in recent years, was once the mansion of the Hunting-Keeper of the adjoining Bisticci Castle (1450), and is surrounded by olive groves and a forest of chestnut trees, with cypress trees towering above.
The house is surrounded by large gardens, ensuring a peaceful and pleasant stay.
Solitude and privacy is guaranteed in this relaxing natural environment.
“Villa La Pietra Grezza ” let two apartments “The Lilac” and “ Ancient Fireplace” for short-term, mid-term, long-term rentals
The apartments, in characteristic Tuscan country style, have cotto tile floors, beamed ceilings and are completely furnished with televisions, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer and centralized heating. Internet ADSL wi-fi available.
Only 18km from Florence, and a simple drive down the hill to the small village of Cellai, this lovely rural estate consists of a gracious large house divided in two apartments, each with their own private covered area for outdoor dining , surrounded by terra cotta pots of beautiful flowering plants.
The owner, Alberto, is conveniently there to offer assistance from directions to the nearest market, to informing you of upcoming events in the near by towns.
The apartments are comfortably furnished, with bed linens provided, towels for both kitchen and bath, dish and cooking utensils, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron. Cot on request.
Centralized heating but to autonomous management with production of warm water.
Electricity and gas are included when renting by the week, and are pro rated by consumption when renting by the month.
Dogs are accepted if well behaved.
In the downstairs office there are phone, fax and photocopier services available for guests.
PayPal payments are accepted.
Apartment 1- "Antico Camino" (Ancient Fireplace)- Sleeps 2/6
A typical, Tuscan farmhouse, there is an old threshing floor in stone in front of the entryway, with a lovely
patio area with covered gazebo, table and chairs for outdoor dining, a barbecue, and chaise lounges with a
large umbrella for afternoons spent relaxing in the garden.
The apartment consists of two large bedrooms, a master bedroom with matrimonial (queen size) bed with the walls restored with ancient colours, and the other containing two beautifully ornate twin beds ( unit able ), dating to over 800 years old.
Both bedrooms have wardrobe closets made approximately 100- 150 years ago and views overlooking the valley below.
The living area has a double sofa-bed, television, easy chair, and a round table with chairs ideal for games.
The bathroom is fully modernized and consists of a sink, bidet and toilet, a shower with water massage, locker and closet with the washing machine.
The dining room has an old stone fireplace and original stone sink under the window, adding to the charm of this charming home.
There is an oval rosewood table, seating 6/8, along with a lovely Tuscan cabinet.
The kitchen is completely furnished with a table and furniture which is wooden, with marble ledges.
There is a ventilated gas oven and stove, refrigerator with freezer, toaster, microwave, kettle and dishwasher.
The garden, from the opposite side of the threshing floor, is composed of a vast lawn with fruit trees and equipped with table, chairs, hammocks, umbrellas and deck chairs.
There is private parking.
How to reach La Pietra Grezza:
Exit motorway A1 at Firenze sud, go on the connection road and go out on right for Bagno a Ripoli. Go on SP1 road for Bagno a Ripoli, San Donato in Collina, Troghi, Cellai.
At Cellai go on right for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza (there are the signals).
Exit motorway A1 at incisa, go on left for Incisa, take the first on the right (for Florence), cross the Arno river and go on right on SP1 road for Burchio, Palazzolo, Le Valli, Cellai.
At Cellai go on left for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals).
For more information and photos, please, have a look at our web site.
Activities and attractions
La Pietra Grezza is located 400 meters above sea level in the region of Tuscany known as Chianti Valdarno, south of Florence. The house is about 18 km from Florence, 19 km from Florence Airport- Peretola, 35 km from National Park of Casentinesi Forests and Falterona Mountains, 67 km from Siena and San Gimignano, 45 km from Arezzo, and 79 km from Pisa.
It is easily reached from the A1 motorway (you will find the map on our website) and is an ideal location for those who want to spend a relaxing and pleasant holiday, but at the same time want easy access to the most beautiful historic towns in the region.
Around Bisticci there are many old churches ( the "Pieve di San Pietro a Cascia" with the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art) and castles (Sanmezzano Castle) and the famous Etruscan road (the Seven Bridges Road) which begins near Rignano sull'Arno. Along this road you will see some of the most lovely Tuscan landscapes, along with seven Romanic churches.
In Cellai (a drive down the hill) you can catch a bus to and from Florence and Arezzo. There is a swimming pool 2 km away and a private riding school 5 km, Tennis Club 8 km, 9 hole golf course 9 km, and an 18 hole course 25 km.
The outlet The Mall, in the Leccio locality, is only 8 km away. The centre now hosts the most prestigious brands outlets.
Rentalia Reference num: 137645
Outside the village
Via Di Bisticci 176, 177
50067 Cellai Florence (Italy)
75 km to the beach, 1.5 km to the city center, 20 km to the airport, 8 km to supermarket, 8 km to a river or lake, 8 km to the train station, 1.6 km to the bus station, 15 km to the hospital, 100 m to a hiking route
8 km from a golf resort, 5 km from a horse riding center
I can't wait to make a return visit to Alberto's villa on the hill. I found it a pleasant retreat from the chain hotels. The view is wonderful. The historic home is renovated to modern standards. I felt like I was "at home" thanks to the gracious, helpful and friendly owner. The location is a short drive to Florence and other beautiful towns. I have told my friends and family they should stay there. I found it so relaxing to sit out side in the private garden. For those who love history, this is the place to be.
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Dear Diana and John, I thank you for your review and I wish you a new year filled with peace, joy and benefit. Your blanket awaits you, we will be happy to see you again. I have a new website but the address is the same: www.lapietragrezza.it Tell me what you think. Thanks and many greetings from Donatella, Albert and Susy
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